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As rural demographics shift, lack of protections for women’s land rights undermines efforts to empower Indigenous Peoples and local communities, conserve tropical forests, and reduce poverty.
Community advocates in Brazil, Guatemala, Kenya, Taiwan, and 21 other countries call on governments, private sector to recognise that secure land rights are vital to the global struggle against climate change
Experts at Dakar event point to a significant cause of investment losses, work stoppages and violence across Africa: the failure of governments and companies to respect the land rights of indigenous and local communities
Days before the RSPO complaints panel was supposed to issue a final judgment on the complaint filed against them, Plantaciones de Pucallpa withdrew from the RSPO.
Community and indigenous women are historically under-represented in discussions of women’s property rights.
RRI ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE STATE OF RIGHTS AND RESOURCES 2016-2017 PRESS RELEASE New Research: Forcing Local Peoples off Their Lands Drives Almost Two-Thirds of…
Press Release New Research: Land Conflicts Impact 3.2 Million People and Threaten More Than Rs. 12 trillion (US $179 billion) of Investment New Research Land Disputes…
Press Release New Research: Indigenous and Community Forestlands Hold at Least One Quarter of All Tropical Forest Carbon; Failure to Prioritize Rights of Forest Guardians…
Defending nature is a dangerous occupation, especially in Latin America.
Environ 63 % des conflits liés aux investissements privés à base foncière et des ressources naturelles en Afrique sont causés par le déplacement forcé des populations, révélent de nouvelles recherches publiées, jeudi à Dakar, par la structure TMP Systems et l’Initiative des droits et ressources (RRI).
New research released on Thursday by the Rights and Resources Institute shows that despite improvements in respect for communities’ rights by global companies, land rights remain largely ignored.
Forced evictions of local communities from their lands by foreign companies fuel around two-thirds of land ownership disputes across Africa.